Sports

  • Children clash during cricket match, six injured 16-04-2014 08:51 PM

    A minor scuffle between children during a cricket match turned ugly in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut town on Wednesday when people took sides and hurled stones and fired blanks, police said. More than half a dozen children were injured in the clash that was triggered by a fight during a cricket...
  • Salgaocar bow out of title race after draw against Sporting 15-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Margao: Salgaocar FC's title hopes ended when they were held to a 3-3 draw by Sporting clube de Goa in an exciting 24th round match in the I-League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Tuesday. Salgaocar, who were looking to keep themselves in the title hunt started well and were...
  • IOA ad-hoc committee for boxing to meet on April 17 14-04-2014 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee formed by the IOA to run Indian boxing in the wake of the federation's international termination, will meet for the first time on April 17 to discuss team selections and conduct of national championships among other issues. The six-member committee, headed by Tarlochan Singh, was...
  • CBI sets up a special unit to curb fixing in sports 12-04-2014 05:45 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has set up a Sports Frauds Investigation Unit (SFIO), to tackle corruption in sports and to stop the match-fixing plague in cricket. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the setting up of the SFIO is likely to be announced by the CBI on...
  • It's my dream to produce sports-based film: Abhishek Bachchan 12-04-2014 05:17 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Abhishek Bachchan, who recently announced his association with the Jaipur franchise of Pro-Kabaddi, a professional kabaddi league, has expressed interest in producing a movie around sports. "It's my dream to produce sports-based film. In India, we have not done justice to the sports genre (of films). The US...
  • Rahul Gandhi to tour Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday 09-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be addressing rallies in Assam, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh while campaigning for the party's Lok Sabha candidates. According to a release from his office, Gandhi will hold a public meeting at Silchar Lok Sabha constituency in Cachar district of Assam. This meeting, scheduled for...
  • I-League: East Bengal beat Mohammedan Sporting; Mumbai held to a draw 05-04-2014 08:22 PM

    Kolkata: East Bengal thrashed Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 to close the gap with leaders Bengaluru FC by four points and keep their I-League title hopes alive by jumping to third place after their round 24 fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Ryuji Sueoka gave East Bengal the 10th...
  • Sports Ministry asks BCCI to keep check on corruption in IPL 04-04-2014 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Friday asked the BCCI to furnish details on a number of issues, including mechanisms put in place by the Cricket Board, to ensure that unethical practices like betting and match-fixing do not take place during the upcoming IPL. While the Ministry has made it...
  • I-League: East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting lock horns in must-win clash 04-04-2014 06:35 PM

    Kolkata: City rivals East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting will lock horns with contrasting goals in a high voltage I-League round 24 clash at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Seven points and two games behind Bengaluru FC, East Bengal, who are on a six-match unbeaten run, are chasing the...
  • I would like to produce a film based on sports: Salman Khan 29-03-2014 02:52 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan, who unveiled the music of an upcoming sports-based film 'Khwaabb' here, is himself tempted to produce a movie inspired by a sport. "I would like to produce a film based on sports," Salman told reporters here at the music launch event Friday. "I have played...
  • Dhoni pays Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 28-03-2014 05:25 PM

    Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has paid Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 to retain his pole position as the highest individual tax payer in the Bihar and Jharkhand region, a senior Income Tax official said on Friday. Dhoni has paid an income tax worth Rs 20 crore...
  • ICC congratulates Afghanistan on winning Laureus award 28-03-2014 10:02 AM

    Dubai: ICC has congratulated the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on winning the Laureus Sports Award in the 'Spirit of Sport' category. "We have been aware of the inspiring rise of cricket in Afghanistan for some time, however, by receiving this prestigious award it is clear that the wider international sports...
  • Jaypee hopes next central government will bring back F1 23-03-2014 07:31 PM

    Greater Noida: Indian Grand Prix organisers Jaypee Sports International on Sunday said they are hoping that the next union government will take a considerate view of the Formula One event in India and help bring back the race next year. "We have a lot of hopes from the upcoming government....
  • Wheelchair-bound 'Veer' Deepa Malik a hotelier and sports enthusiast 22-03-2014 04:02 PM

    New Delhi: A hotelier, a rally car driver, a record breaking swimmer, Deepa Malik handles all these roles with ease. But what makes her special is the fact that she does it all from her wheel chair. She may have lost her limbs but not her will to live and...
  • Rahul Gandhi promises sports facilities in Manipur 19-03-2014 06:01 PM

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised sports facilities in Manipur if the party came to power. Speaking at a public meeting at Wangjing village in interior Thoubal district, Rahul Gandhi said if his party came to power after the coming Lok Sabha polls, facilities for the improvement for sports...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch to host Laureus Sports Awards 19-03-2014 05:29 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Film and TV star Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his portrayal of the detective Sherlock Holmes in a British BBC TV series, is to host the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards here on March 26. Benedict has appeared in a series of highly successful films over the last...
  • David Beckham is the underwear model of the century, says designer Tommy Hilfiger 19-03-2014 09:32 AM

    London: Former football star David Beckham has been named the world's best underwear model by ace designer Tommy Hilfiger. Hilfiger believes the 38-year-old star can pull off the minimal clothing look. "I have seen all kinds of underwear models, but we all wish we looked like David Beckham at the...
  • Saina Nehwal seeded eighth at India Open 18-03-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: World No.8 shuttler Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to have been seeded at the $250,000 India Open Super Series to be held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here April 1-6. Saina has been seeded eighth in the draw that was made Tuesday. She faces an easy...
  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes 13-03-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Top Indian track and field athletes, including medal prospects Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, have been cleared by the Sports Ministry for foreign training stints as part of the preparation for the Commonwealth and Asian Games later this year. Poonia, along with his husband and coach Virender, has...
  • Geneva Auto Show 2014: Audi unveils TT Quattro Sport Concept 09-03-2014 04:39 PM

    Audi has revealed the TT Quattro Sport Concept at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The face of the TT concept is defined by the massive trapezoidal grille, huge air intakes and a carbon-fibre reinforced polymer front splitter which helps in increasing downforce. The matrix headlights have received an LED upgrade....
  • I League: Bagan vs Mohammedan match ends in 0-0 draw; Dempo thrash Sporting 08-03-2014 10:53 PM

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting played out a goal-less draw in a Round 20 encounter of the I-League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. It was 0-0 back in November last as well in the first leg while two other clashes in other competitions this season had...
  • Boxers will not suffer due to IBF termination, says sports minister 05-03-2014 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Boxing Federation might be in trouble following its termination by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), but sports minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday assured the boxers that their training would not suffer and would be provided with all the required facilities. "All training facilities will be given...
  • Hockey India gets govt recognition as the game's sole body of governance 03-03-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India's (HI) bid to be the sole body of governance for the national sport in the country has got a shot in the arm after the Government of India recently accorded it the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF). Hockey India, which was derecognised by the...
  • 116-year old UP man finishes 200 metre race in 46.74 secs, wins gold 26-02-2014 08:15 PM

    Dharampal Gujjar, a 116-year-old athlete from Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday cleared 200 metres in 46.74 seconds at the 35th National Masters Athletic Championship. Born on October 6, 1897, Gujjar was the only athlete in this category, as others were younger to him. Hailing from Gudha village in Meerut District, Gujjar,...
  • Uttarakhand off to a winning start in National Basketball 26-02-2014 08:03 PM

    Uttarakhand opened their campaign in the 64th Senior National Men's Basketball Championship's with a narrow 68-62 win over Indian Railways at the at Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. Amritpal Singh with 25 points top scored for the defending champions while Riyaz Uddin and Yadwinder Singh added 13 and...
  • Salgaocar beat Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in I-League 22-02-2014 10:12 PM

    Kolkata: Exactly a week after winning the IFA Shield at the Salt Lake Stadium, Mohammedan Sporting went down to former champions Salgaocar 0-1 in a round 18 fixture in the I-League. Veteran Dudu Omagbemi scored the winner in the 23rd minute and it was a one-way traffic for the Goans...
  • Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo fighting for Laureus World Sports Awards 22-02-2014 10:03 AM

    London: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt, Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sebastian Vettel are among the top favourites to win the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, to be announced in Kuala Lumpur on March 26. The list of contenders also includes Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, NBA player LeBron James,...
  • Watch: Gold bikini-clad model Kate Upton does photoshoot for Sports Illustrated in Zero gravity 21-02-2014 12:41 PM

    After making headlines for featuring a Barbie on the cover, Sports Illustrated is back in the news with its sexy photo shoot of model Kate Upton. The gold bikini-clad model did a photo shoot for the magazine in a zero gravity Parabolic flight, which are used for a myriad of...
  • Sports Authority of India coach arrested for molesting trainee 17-02-2014 09:47 AM

    Mumbai: A 38-year-old coach of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) was on Sunday arrested on charges of molestation in suburban Kandivali, police said. K B Singh, was on Sunday arrested after he was booked for molestation at Samata Nagar Police Station following a complaint by a trainee at SAI's...
  • Exceptional technology powers Olympic wins more than exceptional physical ability 14-02-2014 03:22 PM

    Krasnaya Polyana: Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That's right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother and smarter every season. It's...